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Preserving Pepper in Vinegar

23 October 2017 - 12:42 AM

I'm a total kitchen noob. The farthest I've gone in the past is flakes and some limited bbq knowledge. Today, I decided to embark on the journey of trying my first attempt to keep peppers overwinter, other than freezing them. 



Pic heavy, so prepare yourselves




Hand washing each pepper, then cutting and deseeding. I wore gloves thank god for this part. I learned the hard way last time I was plucking seeds bare handed out of reapers.




After Cutting the BOC and Reapers in half, I figured that would allow more vinegar to get to those hard to reach spots.




The jars and lids post sterilization of about 10 minutes. 


Poured in the peppers into the still hot jars, poured vinegar overtop and then proceeded to quickly screw the lids on tight. My question is, does the vinegar have to be hot before poured on? The recipes online for this procedure didn't say so, but I feel like I should have for some reason. 




Here's what I ended up with, along side some dehydrated BOC I'll probably make into flakes and powder. I've still got 30 pods on the plants between the two of them, I just don't know what else to do with them. 




Plenty of BOC seed if anyone wants some! 





My final question is, is this air gap going to give me problems? I filled it up to the brim before screwing on the lids but my guess is that there were air pockets between the peppers, which didn't fill until I turned them upside down. Is this going to cause mold or bacterial rot on the top where the floating peppers are touching the air? 


Thanks everybody


Overwintered plant, before and after!

18 October 2017 - 10:40 PM

Just thought I'd share this with you guys and gals, I was very glad I was able to help it thrive again. 








Last Harvest and Praying Mantis Eggs

04 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

Hey guys and gals of THP. I hope everyone is doing well! Just finished my last big harvest. 

lG3fBAD.jpgCan you guess the varieties?  :P

bhzC928.jpgStill waiting for a few more pubes

7ns2zYT.jpgNulFtAJ.jpgPraying mantis LOVE the c. praetermissum! I think I can take these egg sacs inside, and place them in the fridge and then hatch them around my plants in the spring to prevent aphids. Anybody know about raising praying mantis? Let me know. 

xiYL5bn.jpgc. praetermissum peppers. 

V0FHT3W.jpgPlant is huge!

lj9VbHe.jpgAll my container plants are done, but the in grounds are still killing it. BOC and Carolina reapers. 

NralLmC.jpgHope yall enjoyed! Have a good winter and cheers to next year's bountiful harvest. 

My first powder!

02 September 2017 - 09:34 AM

undefined.jpgpfy6iMq.jpgWell, closer to flakes since I had to chop it by hand. But it's delicious! 

Need help with ideas and recipes.

20 August 2017 - 03:35 PM

Hey everyone. I'm always enthralled by your delicious looking sauces and foods. I'm good at growing the stuff, but damn I cannot cook. I have a lot of peppers this year, and I don't know what to do with them. I don't want to end up like last year where I just had bags and bags of hot peppers in the freezer! 


L0vttzL.jpgThe red ones are hot and almost smokey (caramel bhut)

the yellow are sweet and hot as hell! They were supposed to be mustard hab but they're hotter than anything else I've grown. 


Is there a way I can make powder without a dehydrator? 

Pickling recipes?

Best sources for ferment sauce information/recipes?

Thanks guys   :dance: